Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, The Latest News And A Few Great Clues


There is so much anticipation surrounding this movie that November, 2018 can’t come soon enough.

Based on what we have learned it will be worth the wait. Please share or comment on this article.

By now Fantastic Beasts fans have some basic information regarding the release of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald:

1. The movie will take place in New York and Paris.
2. The sequel will pick up in 1927. We can expect some flashbacks and more tie-ins to Harry Potter.
3. The official trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald was distributed by Warner Brothers on March, 13, 2018:

4. The movie, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald will be released on Nov. 16, 2018 in a 2d version, IMAX and IMAX 3D
5. A young Dumbledore will make his debut in Crimes of Grindelwald as the only wizard powerful enough to lead the charge against Gellert Grindelwald.
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6. The plot: Magizoologist Newt Scamander and the young Albus Dumbledore will team up against Gellert Grindelwald to thwart his fiendish scheme of raising pure-blood wizards to rule over all non-magical beings.
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7. The Crimes of Grindelwald will be the second of five confirmed Fantastic Beasts adventures set within the same world as Harry Potter.
8. At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.
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9. In Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, it was revealed that actor Colin Farrell’s Percival Graves was actually actor Johnny Depp’s Gellert Grindelwald in disguise the whole time.
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10. The original characters and cast of Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them will be returning for the sequel.
11. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald will feature 4 new characters.

The Latest News And A Few Clues:

1. Credence Barebone is alive. Ezra Miller is set to return as Credence Barebone.
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2. One of the new characters Leta Lestrange is not a Lestrange. She married into the family and her surname was originally Black, just like Harry Potter’s godfather, Sirius Black. On a side note Sirius Black has previously mentioned that “the pure-blood families are all interrelated.” There could be a Black-Lestrange connection.

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3. It will be revealed that Newt Scamander’s brother Theseus Scamander is a very powerful and commanding British Auror. An Auror is a highly-trained, elite specialist officer within the Department of Magical Law Enforcement of the Ministry of Magic. Aurors are trained to investigate crimes related to the Dark Arts, and apprehend or detain Dark wizards and witches. Theseus Scamander is the head of the Auror Office at the British Ministry of Magic
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4. Theseus Scamander will be been assigned to try to track down Gellert Grindelwald. A letter written by Theseus Scamander to his brother in 1927 has surfaced. The promotional letter from J.K. Rowling arrived at Warner Brothers’ Los Angeles Studio and is on display in their Harry Potter exhibit.

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The letter reads as follows (maybe you can fill in the blanks):

Well, little brother,

I don’t know how much you have heard wherever you are about what’s going on in jolly old Europe but this chap Grindelwald has been making a lot of noise since you have been away.

Charismatic blighter, but the Ministry doesn’t like him and nor does the International Confederation.

He has upset a few of the big wheels and he’s gone underground. I have been chosen to go away and ferret him out. _______ at the chance to be picked, actually, because the whole _______ want to be on this case and it’s taken some _______ hard work to reach this status.

_______ wishing you well – wherever you are. _______ whatever beastly quests you are undertaking!

Best regards,

Theseus

5. There is more than meets the eye when it comes to the new character, Unnamed Maledictus (played by Claudia Kim). As a Maledictus, she is a carrier of a blood curse that means she will ultimately transform into a beast.
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Maledictus might be Nagini who was a long, green female snake that belonged to Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter series, with whom she had a special bond largely due to becoming a Horcrux, after her master had killed Bertha Jorkins in 1994.
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A Horcrux is an object in which a Dark wizard or witch has hidden a fragment of his or her soul for the purpose of achieving immortality. Horcruxes can only be created after committing murder, the supreme act of evil. It is possible that Nagini has hidden a fragment of her soul for the purpose of achieving immortality and returned as the Unnamed Maledictus.
6. A book will be released the same day as the movie release, November 16, 2018.
Speculation:

There is talk that there might be some animosity between the 2 brothers, Scamander Newton and Theseus Scamander. There is growing speculation that Theseus Scamander stole Leta Lestrange from Newt. This is a love triangle that could unravel. Newt is still madly in love with Leta Lestrange. Newt still displays a framed photograph of Leta on his desk.
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There will be a subtle reference to Albus Dumbledore’s sexuality. J. K. Rowling has been inundated with questions after it was revealed that Albus Dumbledore is gay. We now know that Albus Dumbledore has feelings for Gellert Grindelwald so the question remains how will Gellert Grindelwald react to Albus Dumbledore’s expressed love.
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Here are the emerging new characters in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald:

Albus Dumbledore (played by Jude Law): A young Dumbledore will make his debut in Crimes of Grindelwald as Grindelwald’s former close friend and the only wizard powerful enough to lead the charge in bringing him down.
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Leta Lestrange (played by Zoe Kravitz): Leta Lestrange was mentioned a ton in Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them and there is a romantic history with Newt. To make things more complicated she;s engaged to Newt’s brother, Theseus Scamander .
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Theseus Scamander (played by Callum Turner): Newt’s older brother Theseus is a celebrated war hero and he’s the head of the Auror Office at the British Ministry of Magic. He doesn’t see eye-to-eye with his little brother Newt, and he’s engaged to Newt’s former flame Leta Lestrange.
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Unnamed Maledictus (played by Claudia Kim): Claudia plays a Maledictus, an individual whose blood was cursed and as a carrier of a blood curse she will inevitably transform into a beast.
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